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Cur
Base
Ruth
Mercy, sympathetic
poltroon
whimpering coward
lout
lacks grace
chandler
candle-maker, works with wax
cobbler
works with leather
legerdemain
trickery, a skill used by a magician
protraction
to increase in duration, extend, draw out, to prolong
blandishments
flattering remarks
dross
waste produced during metal smelting; garbage
dereliction
negligence, poverty
compendious
summarizing completely and briefly
guffaw
to laugh
spartan
austere, simple, bare
travail
hard work
wizened
dry up, shriveled, withered, wrinkled
compunction
remorse, feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt or regret
contravention
violation
sedulity
industriousness, attentiveness, concentration
maladroit
clumsy,tactless
preternatural
supernatural, abnormal
pariah
outcast, rejected and despised by society
vintner
a person who sells wine
winnow
remove chaff (grain husks) from crops
dregs
sediment
feral
wild, not domesticated
dour
sullen, gloomy, stern and severe
paean
song of praise
rectory
place where clerics live
refectory
room where meals are served
perfidy
faithlessness, breach of trust
setentious
full of pithy maxims
abrogate
to abolish or invalidate by authority
extant
opposite of extinct
incursion
intrustion into another's territory
logy
lethargic
proscribe
to forbid or prohibit as harmful
eschew
shun, abstain
purblind
unable to see
convoke
to call together, summon
unguent
an ointment that soothes
stanch
stops the flow
polarize
to concentrate around two conflicting positions
insensible
unaware, unable to feel
impasse
deadlock
largess
generosity, willingness to spend money
misoneism
fear and hatred of change and innovation
fealty
loyalty one pledges
pugilism
to fight with fists, box
nepotism
relating to relatives
peculation
act of embezzling
unctuous
greasy, oily, smug and falsely earnest, ingratiating, fawning
venial
forgivable
recumbant
lying down
abnegation
self-denial
deign
condescend
biddable
tractable, obedient
amercement
penalty
insidious
sly, wily
baleful
evil, harmful
imprecate
to curse, as opposed to consecrate
contumacious
stubbornly disobedient
fustian
bombastic
effeminate
feminine, as opposed to virile
bemoan
to lament
clandestine
hidden, secretive
malapropos
not appropriate
uncouth
boorish, crude, uncultured
accolade
praise, mark of acknowledgement
perquisites
privileges or profits
anodyne
something that soothes/alleviates
ennui
boredom
covey
group of quail
tautologous
redundant
adventitious
not inherent, not innate
avocation
hobby
asinine
stupid
beatific
manifesting joy, bliss
canaille
mob, lowest class of people
aplomb
self-possession, poise, confidence
avidity
consuming greed
corpulent
solid, stiff, flesh, dense
abject
misery
exchatology
doctrine concerning final matters, ie, death
supercilious
crudeness, arrogant, haughty, overbearing, condescending
halcyon
peaceful or calm
refection
refreshment, restoration
punctilious
very exact, very careful
meretricious
in a cheap, showy way
sapid
pleasant to taste, opposite of insipid
emulator
a rival or competitor
boon
blessing or benefit, opposite of calamity (a misfortune)
impolitic
not polite
stentorian
loud
leitmotiv
a repeated phrase associated with a particular person/mood
niggardly
miserly, stingy, parismonious
susurrus
a whispering sound
retinue
group of followers
pellucid
transparent, opposite of nebulous
bellicose
quarrelsome, war-like
baneful
harmful, ruinous
exiguity
scarceness, paucity, opposite of capacity
preponderance
superiority of power
oppropbrious
disgraceful, contemptuous, opposite of irreproachable
untoward
not favorable, unruly
deference
respect, honor
headlong
recklessly
stygian
dark
augury
prophecy, prediction of events
inveterate
confirmed, long-standing, deeply rooted
pine
to wither or waste away from longing or grief
slake
to calm down or moderate, to ease
ochlocracy
rule by a mob
accretion
slow and steady accumulation of something